Shipping a Car to Africa
Africa has slowly but surely become one of the most busy continents to ship cars to as well as trucks and heavy equipment. Africa is expanding and America is enjoying the success as much as all other countries. There are many different countries in Africa and all have different import regulations for cars and vehicles. With most African countries a permit or permission to ship has to be obtained. Please see if your car will need a permit called CTN - BSC - FERI (Loading certificates). It is a requirement for some West African Countries. The link will indicate which countries have to make the application before shipping cars to their country. For any questions,contact our sales team. If you need us to meet with you, or someone else, to take your car to the nearest shipping dock, we can arrange that for you. We have transport trucks all around the United States.
Many people in Africa buy cars online and have them shipped to their countries. To find out exactly how much it cost to ship a car to Africa, click on the big green "Get Rates" button on the bottom of this page.
One of the main car shipping methods for shipping a car to Africa is using a container ship like the one on the right. By using these container ships, you can assure your car will arrive safe. All cars are blocked and braced to prevent movement while out to sea. Many people ship more than one car or ship personal items while using container car shipping. This is one great advantage. If you are moving a lot of items, then you can get an exclusive container and load all your belongings. You will need an itemized list with all the values of your belongings.
The prices are going to vary depending on the size of your car and to what country you are shipping. Sailings from the United States to Africa are weekly. Departures leave from both the West and East Coast.
Another car shipping method is known as RoRo. This stands for Roll on Roll off. RoRo ships a very large and have a lot of room inside the ship. All vehicles are blocked and braced to the ship's deck to help prevent movement while the ship is underway. Marine Insurance is available for to protect your car form any damage or loss while in transit.
If you are using a RoRo ship, you cannot have any personal possessions inside of the car. The only things permitted are the jack and the spare tire.
As with the container shipping method, our RoRo shipping lines also have departure ports all around the United States. You car must be in good working order so it can drive up and down the loading ramp. This is requirement by all shipping lines.
Haven't purchased a car yet and need help buying it over the internet? Learn about our Vehicle Purchase Assistance Program. It will take the "scary" out of buying over the internet.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a car, an owner should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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